Do you think we lost the ability to enjoy life as we get older?

@scheng1 (24748)
Singapore
May 28, 2009 12:29am CST
Children are better at enjoying life than adults. Everything is fun when we were young. Eating ice-cream was enjoyable, climbing tree was enjoyable, watching the clouds and making up stories about fairies and dragons was enjoyable. It seems that when we get older, we lost our ability to enjoy the simple pleasure of life. Now eating chocolate and ice cream meant high fat, high calories, and we felt guilty. Climbing tree is out of question phyiscally. Watching the clouds is deem as waste of time, and only permissible after we finish all our work. Do you think that we lost the ability to enjoy life as we get older? How do you enjoy life?
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• Philippines
29 May 09
I think it depends on the person. Me, i still eat ice cream for the reason sometimes of problems. We just take life more maturely now because we are getting old, there is so many to prioritize , we are busy. But we can still enjoy if we want to. We can still eat chocolate and ice cream. We can still go ghost hunting under the moon with our friends. Its a matter of time and our convenience to enjoy it. Our happiness as well as enjoyment will depend on us.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Grecychunny, agree with your view. We do have more responsibilities and lesser time to enjoy life. I should not have used the word "lost", maybe the more appropriate word is the "limited". We have limited time and energy to enjoy life, work comes first, and enjoyment second in most cases. Some are very fortunate to find work that they enjoy, most are not so fortunate.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Yes I agree. We have limited time because we have many priorities, but we have to remember there is so much life has to offer for us. We are always in a hurry and I feel that is a bad thing, isn't it?
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Grecychunny, maybe those people living in small towns still have time to enjoy nature and take things slowly. Those of us in big cities are forever rushing here rushing there, and cannot tolerate lateness of public transport for even 2 minutes. Think we have to slow down, and take life easy.
@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
29 May 09
I have seen old people that are over 65 years. They start to enjoy the simple things all over again. As if they start to come to peace with life. I have seen old people who really enjoy looking at the sunrise and having a nice dinner together. I think when you get that old, the pressures of work and bills get less. Then life becomes more pleasurable once again. Take care.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Margajoe, you remind me of a chinese saying, that the older folks return to the stage of children. I think I have translated it badly. Basically it means that there are too many similarities between children and older folks. Physically they are returning to similar stages, eg toothless, wetting bed, using diapers etc. Emotionally they are similar to children too, they have time to appreciate beauty, take things slower. The only difference is in the energy level. Hopefully we can learn to enjoy the simple things in life, wherever we are.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
1 Jun 09
Well yes, I think that is the way it works. Too bad about the energy level. Other than that, it would be nice to be a kid again. No more worry's, just take life as it comes and enjoy. Take care, have a nice day.
@derek_a (10902)
29 May 09
It is true, children are fortunate in being able to eat what they want and enjoy the adventure of life more than older people. This could be because it is all new to them, a new learning experience and they possess an innocence that many adults have lost. Most religious teachers talk about finding the child within, and then realize happiness and liberation. I can still climb trees if I want to,but I would have to find a strong enough tree to support me I suppose. I like to sit resting up against a tree and it does feel like there's a living person there. I would say this is child-like, because it reminds me of the time that I did used to climb trees and sit up there for hours almost feeling the tree was just a living thing. As for eating, I suppose I am fortunate because I didn't really go for chocolates and sweet foods as a kid. They didn't really interest me. So I don't miss them now. I think each of us has a choice to move on and experience the present moment, letting go of the past - it's different, but not necessarily worse. - Derek
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Derek, it's true that we adults have lost the innocence and happiness that children possess. And the same activity that interests the kids no longer interest us. If you ask any adult to climb trees, they might think of the risk of falling, the medical cost associated with the fall, the scorn of the neighbors and so on. Agree with you that we enjoy life differently from kids, hopefully we can still remember to enjoy life while we can. Most people are too busy to listen to religious teachers, and too busy to appreciate life.
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@winman (235)
• United States
29 May 09
I don't think you lose the ability to enjoy life i think most people just assume they have to. I saw a funny quote that went "Its not games get old, Its that we get old from games." Enjoy your life live it to the funnest who cares if you 80 years old jamin on cs 1.6 hey at least your having fun!
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Winman, that's a great quotation, it's funny and deep at the same time. Agree that "lost" is not an appropriate word. I can't think of more suitable word to describe what I want to say. Fortunately, most of the responses from mylotters put it better than I did. We do not lose the ability to enjoy life, but the form of enjoyment does change. We are limited in our energy level, physical condition and so-called "maturity", so that we can laugh and jump about like kids.
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
29 May 09
No, we do not necessarily lose our ability to enjoy life as we grow older. We may be too preoccupied with a of things at one point or another but that does not mean that we can no longer enjoy like as we used to. Happiness is a matter of choice. If you choose to be happy, you can be happy even if you are already over the age of 90.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Alindahaw, I should not have used such a strong word as "lost", my brain is not working well when I start this discussion. The ability to enjoy life is limited by available timing and energy level, agree with you that the ability to enjoy life is not lost even when we reach 90 or 100 years old. Just that the form of enjoyment is different.
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• United States
29 May 09
As we get older we don't loss the ability to enjoy life. It may get more difficult to enjoy life as we get older because of all the added stress but we still find ways to get the best out of it. It may appear that kids enjoy life more because they are more carefree and don't have as many responsibilities as adults do. I'm pretty sure a lot of adults can't just go outside and climb a tree and look up into the sky (unless they're Michael Jackson). Our definition of enjoying life is going to parties, hanging out with friends, and traveling. Through all of this I wouldn't mind being a kid again :) -John
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Dlsasmartypant, agree with your comment. I should not use "lost" when I start this discussion, somehow can't find a better word to describe what I want to say. It's true that we can't just go outside and climb a tree, physically unable, and socially unacceptable in big cities. Can't imagine President Obama climbing trees to look at the star. Our time and energy level also limit the form of enjoyment.
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• United States
29 May 09
In my opinion we haven't lost the ability to enjoy life at all. We just choose to focus on the negative aspect of life. It's an easy mistake to make. As adults we're plagued with resposibilities that children have no worries about. Finances and relationships are probably at the top of my list. We put so much time and effort into merely surviving that we don't stop to enjoy who we really are. After so much "adult" thinking it's much harder to even realize what our joys are.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi xoxcharity, you are right, we are often very negative about life. Simple joys like watching clouds and daydreaming become a waste of time. When see children climb trees, we think of falling, and injuries and medical bills. We also tend to dwell on our worries too much, so much so when we eat and drink, our minds are thinking about problems. I know that "lost" is a very strong word, and not suitable to describe the ability to enjoy life. "limited" is a better word to describe, since our ability to enjoy life is limited by time and energy.
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@saw2207 (1363)
• United States
28 May 09
George Bernard Shaw once said that "Youth is wasted on the young" Which as I get older I understand and agree with this more and more. When you are young , we are a sponge for learning new things so learning is somewhat easier.For your brain is sharp and clear and not filled with as many things as when we age. Physically you heal better and faster and kids seem to have an endless amount of energy to burn. But what you do get with age is patience, understanding and (hopefully) wisdom. Its kinda like "If I knew then what I know now" Seems to me appreciation tends to develop with age and wisdom.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Saw, agree with your comment. However, there is another side to the story. When we are young, we get upset easily, but forgive and forget as easily. We do not bear grudges for long, and do not feel like we have to take revenge. This is something that adults can learn from the younger ones. If everyone forgives and forgets as easily as the kids, the working place will be much more pleasant.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 May 09
Well, its not that we lost the ability to enjoy life. It just so happens that life when we were still young was simple enough and our parents took very good care of us. We didn't have to worry about anything since our parents would provide our basic needs so we have a good amount of time to spend on imagination as well as simple entertainment like drawing squiggles. We are lucky for that since there children who immediately had to think like an adult because they have to survive. (-_-") As we grow and develop, our tastes would often change. We no longer see entertainment from simple things because we too are not simple anymore. Why draw squiggling lines when we find entertainment on more detailed drawings. Things just change and it still depends on the person on how 'simple' things may be for them and how they find something that they seem to 'enjoy.'
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
30 May 09
Hi Ratyz, agree with your observation, using "lost" is really unsuitable, just can't think of proper word when I type the post. I guess children can play with simple things, and make up a lot of stories from them. All the dragons and fairies are hiding behind the clouds or whatever in their imagination. For adults, we do not have the luxury to make up stories when we are working in office environment. And our time is so compartmentalized that there is a time for work, and a time to play. Children fortunately do not have this restriction, they can even use mathematics problem sums as part of their games.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
30 May 09
Well, when you look back, what we can consider as simple before would be so complicated for those who lived during those early times. By that, I mean how things worked out. Adults before just had to work and simple ones as what they are good at. Comparing it now-a-days, we mostly have to get multiple jobs just to get through with the bills. So much as time have changed, the only way that a busy person could ever find joy would be to have time for nothing, simply like a vacation from everything that has consumed their time. We have been so submerged with such things, its also rare that some people enjoy what they do, perhaps a hobby that turned into a lucrative enterprise. But for most people, its work.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
30 May 09
Hi Ratyz, that's very true. There is always a constant fear that the job we used to do is no longer available, due to outsourcing to lands with cheaper labor cost. Right now, it's constantly upgrading skills, and taking on more workloads. Hardly anyone can smile on the way to work. Fortunately children can still laugh on the school bus, bringing cheers to whoever listening to them.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
28 May 09
Well dear, I think it all depend on the attitude of the heart. I can't agree with you that we lost the ability to enjoy life as we get older. I'd tell you it is not true to all and one good example is me. I'm 52 years but I was never as happy as I am today. I live a contented, healthy and fulfilled life. At age 52, I have a family, a very good husband, a very good son.At this age, I still could climb trees because I have taken care of my body all my life. I don't eat junks, those salty chips and processed meats, those fatty foods, I don't touch them at all. I could feel I am as healthy as I was 25. I could still eat chocolate and ice cream without fear of high calories and never feel guilty at all because I do regular exercise so it is easy to shed off whatever excess calories I eat. I still do listen to the chirping birds and even watch them while they play and fly 'around the branches of my mango tree. I also do still watch clouds, the stars, and I actually do stare at the heavens most a lot specially during the night together with my husband because by doing so, we could all the more praise the wonderful God that created those things. I still do enjoy simple things despite the busy life because I know how to balance my life. I think one just has to start and live life rightly. Age is not a hindrance to enjoy the happiness this life could offer. No, not at all!
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
28 May 09
Hi Salonga, really admire your spirit. Hardly see any person climbing trees! Hope to see you climb tree and eat apple. Actually I have used the wrong word in this discussion. I should not say "lost the ability", but cannot seem to find a better word at the moment of writing. I meant to convey the message that ability to enjoy life declines when we get older. Maybe we live a more stressful life than little kids. Maybe we have more important things to think about, so much so that our ability to appreciate beauty is hindered by all the problems that we faced. Glad that you are able to enjoy life as much as a kid. Glad that you enjoy life with your husband as well. Shared happiness is greater happiness! Happy mylotting.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
29 May 09
Ah yes! I got you dear! You have a good point there! I understand and you are right in a sense! But wait, I have not climbed an apple tree. I have not seen one yet actually but should I see one and the owner would allow me, I would go and climb to eat apple fruit right up there/lol/. We do have a mango tree in front of our house and it is always teeming with fruits. I do climb that tree to pick the fruits and I enjoy doing that. You see, age is not a hindrance. I hope I could still do that at 62 or 72 or 82 or so on and so forth...by God's grace. ha!ha!ha! Have a truly nice day dear!
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Salonga, you really are funny. In Singapore, I have not seen anyone climb trees for the past few years. It's not acceptable socially to climb trees now. Even the workers attending to the trees do not climb trees, they used the cherry picker and obey all the safety rules. Glad to hear you still happily climbing trees and enjoying the mango.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
29 May 09
I enjoy my life as much now as i always did. Chocolate has antitoxins :). Ice cream has calicum :). My kids are grown. :). I spend time with the grand kids and they go home :). I think that the things that make me enjoy life have changed, but not gone away. What do i need to climb a tree for? Being around little kids is now enjoyable, now that they dont live with me. LOL!!! They are so cute.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
29 May 09
Possitive vibes!!!
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
30 May 09
haha Jdyrj, you are really funny! I bet you play dragon and fairies with your grandchildren. Glad to hear that you enjoy life to the fullest, with no fear of high calories, high fats and all those nonsense. Ice cream is nice, ice-cream float is nicer still. I love a glass of ice cream float on a hot day, absolutely hate people telling me about health risk of eating my favorite food.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
30 May 09
I actually never heard of that game. But i always enjoy their company. Yes thats right i dont worry. Overall i eat pretty healthy. Everynow a then some chocolate or ice cream wont hurt. Worry is unhealthy so i don do that either. I believe life was ment to be enjoyed.
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• United States
29 May 09
I have a lot of fun now even though I am 45.... I get to have a lot of fun because my grandchildren bring it back to me and because I choose to live life that way. I think that some people do get caught up in the day to day stuff so much that they lose the ability to have fun, but it is obtainable. You just have to make it happen.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi ddhawkins, you have grandchildren at the age of 45? That's great, you must be one of the youngest grandma in your town. I think the happiness of children is infectious. That's why you get to have lots of fun playing with them. It's great to have kids around to remind you to enjoy life. Agree that most of us are too caught up with problems and worries, and endless tasks to do.
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• United States
29 May 09
Thanks for the compliment. I am actually one of the older grandparents in our town.... :-) Yes, children do remind us of what it is like to be young and imaginative. My granddaughter likes to pick up squirrel duts in our yard. Now, tell me what squirrel duts are? haha
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Ddhawkins, surprising to hear that your town has so many young grandparents. In Singapore, it's getting rare for people to get married and have kids. Most of us are still single right into the 40s, and probably will want to remain single all our lives. Even for married folks, having kids when they are 30 years old or older is the norm, hardly anyone has kid in her 20s. That's why the government is so worried, and offering monetary incentives for people to produce kids.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
28 May 09
Hi Scheng! I still feel as jovial as a teenager or a youngster when I read a romance novel, when I look at a bird , when I admire the mountains and natural scenery, when I enjoy my music and when I w atch both new and old select films.Sometimes I feel that if something can be measured it is the same intensity with which I did this some 35 years back.I myself get bewildered by this attitude in me[that I guess is the only change];but I firmly believe that when your basic needs are met and God is keeping me happy I should not miss out on these simple joys of life.Soemtimes, my health problems get a bit too much and then I would be engrossed in my work too[sick or not we would still have our basic household duties to perform] but as I get better and come out of some chronic problem I'll quickly revert to my normal self.Eating chocolates and icecream were the same both when I was young and now , because both were and now are in moderation.I make ice creams aND chocolates and feel thrilled with myself , decorating these and serving that to others and revel and bask in their compliments.This is another upside to it all.I don't consider these things as waste of time at all and even wheile I am cooking and am doing some regular chores , my ears are open to the twitter of these birds in my compound and eyes are on the trees outside[these I see from my kitchen window and it is a perennial joy.I f I have to shift to a flat or so, then I would find the same solace in my books or in learning something else.If I dont have a choice that is what ill have to do.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi kalav, glad to see that you are enjoying life as much as a kid. I really choose a wrong word to use when starting this discussion, "lost" is a very strong word. But my mind is not working at the time when I start the discussion, just can't think of a better word to express what I meant. Fortunately, this discussion catches the interests of many people. And I can see that enjoyment of life means different things to different people. Apparently, the older we are, the enjoyment of life tends to be quiet and peaceful enjoyment, unlike the laughter and running about of little kids. I enjoy eating chocolate and ice cream as much as you do. Love reading and listening to the sounds of the forest too. Just not able to climb trees, and run wild anymore.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
29 May 09
I thought as much Scheng[what with the beautiful pictures you post on AC] and wanted to mention it too but with the browser being as bad as it is these days, I quickly uploaded it beore I did it.True, we cannot sit on the branches with the same comfort as a kid but the enjoyment would never fade.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Kalav, glad you like the photos too. I love those depictions of fairies and deities. Bring back all the sweet memories of childhood. Chinese culture is very rich with all sort of deities, hiding in the clouds, walking on Earth, hiding in the river, sea and lakes. I have a nice trip to Genting Highlands. Many tourists from India and China are there too. It's very easy to spot them. They flood tha entrance to the casino oh.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I enjoy my life a lot more the older I get. When I was a child I was not completley independent and other people made the decisions. I eat what I want, I buy what I want... I basically do what I want when I want for the most part.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I don't know about short memories, LOL! There are plenty of beatings and unfair punishments, disappointments and so forth that are still with me even though I don't dwell on them. I do think that children are remarkably resilient though.
1 Jun 09
well i am not that old. i am just 19. but still feela like, the days when i was kid was lot of fun. It didn't matter much if we made mistakes,we were taken as just a kids. No worries at all and it was play eat and sleep everyday. But i don't think growing up kills our ability to enjoy life. we just find different ways to enjoy life. Our perspective of life changes as we grow and so does the way we enjoy our life. Growing up doesn't mean we stop enjoying life,but again it depends on person. One who knows how to enjoy life always enjoys life in every walk of life.
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
1 Jun 09
Hi AcisMahrje, you bring out a very good point, I agree that "lost" is the most inappropriate word to describe our ability to enjoy life. Most adults hardly laugh a single time a day, unlike children who laugh heartily in their plays. And adults do tend to pretend to enjoy, even when they are not. Work is hardly enjoyable for most people, yet they have to put on a cheerful face at workplace. And adults do not have as much time to enjoy life as children, that's why early retirement is such an attractive option.
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3 Jun 09
well you have points there too.. people have little time to enjoy and too busy and its more easy to enjoy and laugh around while in early ages. But when people are satisfied with what they have they enjoy every second in their work. So some people even work after their retirement. anyway happy mylotting its an intresting discussion.
@cannibal (650)
• India
30 May 09
Scheng That's one question which I find very touchy! Indeed, life was much better then! Lesser or no responsibilities, greater number and a variety of chums, siblings rivalry, parents' 'special' affection, attention seeking, great schooling, freedom, madness, innocence... the list is virtually endless. Now some would accuse me of 'The grass is always greener on the other side' stuff. But honestly, it ain't so. Dunno how to explain that, but it's true for sure. Tears do well up in my eyes when even a flash of memory of my childhood days is up in mind. I really miss those days! And surely so would everyone be!
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
31 May 09
Hi Cannibal, I miss childhood too. Those days we were very naughty. When we saw the three dogs of our neighbors taking afternoon nap, we would take stones to throw at them. Later got to run like hell, and climbed trees. Fortunately those dogs never got a chance to bite us. It's really impossible to do some of the things we enjoy in childhood now. We can't tell fight with our colleagues, like fighting with our siblings when we were young. Maybe we get to slow down when we are young, and can enjoy life more.
@cannibal (650)
• India
31 May 09
Hiya Scheng You'll be amused to know that even I'd gone through almost exactly similar naughty stuff in childhood. I'm getting nostalgic! Agreed, let's slow down a bit. Though it sounds a bit difficult, let's give in a try. Oh and thanks a trillion for the BR!
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
29 May 09
I think that it's easy to forget to enjoy life when we're all trying to make ends meet and take care of all of our obligations. I do believe that it's a choice we can make, though. So even though it seems that children in general are better at enjoying life than adults are, I can think of several adults I know who have remained kids at heart. I try to remember to enjoy my life in the midst of all of my obligations, and I am helped by the fact that I have a young child and an even younger niece and nephew who I play with a lot. Being with children is wonderful! And even without them I try to remember to stop and smell the roses as it were. We only have one life and it goes way too fast. We might as well have a good time while we're here!
@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
30 May 09
Hi Tentwo, fortunately you are able to spend time playing with your kids. When I was working in a shipyard, all my colleagues stay very late. We started work at 7:30 am, and usually worked till 6:30 pm, some of us worked till 9 pm. There were many working mothers in the company, they did not have time to play with their kids. The best they could do is to hire a maid to take care of kids. When they woke up at 5:30 am in the morning, the kids were sleeping. When they reached home at 7 pm or 10 pm, they had just enough time to hear "mommy, good night" from their kids.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
30 May 09
You are absolutely right. I am very lucky to have time with my precious child, and I do appreciate it. I worked full time when he was younger (though not quite the hours you shared with me there), and I am so grateful that I was able to figure out a way to work part time and be with him. My best to you and your family.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 May 09
NO, i don't think that at all. You may wish that some things could be different but they aren't & want be & u just have to accept that as hard as it is sometimes. I still have my sons & their wonderful children, good friends, a home that is paid for, a car that is paid for, plenty to eat, able to pay my bills etc. My health stinks but u can't have everything & curly hair to.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
30 May 09
Hi Antiquelady, I know that using "lost" is too strong a word. We can't enjoy life as much as children, they have the time and energy to play, and they can play whole heartedly without any reference to timing. For us, enjoyment of life is limited by time and energy. That's why the annual vacation period is so important to many of us. Without the time to recharge, work stress is intolerable.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 May 09
children are suppose to play & have a good time w/out any stress. i did & bet u did to.once u are an adult it is your job to work & provide for your family. i did & i bet u do to. that doesn't mean we can't still have fun along the way. i never took too many vacations, i raised 2 sons by myself so i had to work but don't regret it at all. i still have to stay busy even tho i can't work anymore i find something to do every day. don't work too hard, hope u enjoy your time off but have fun along the way. happy weekend.
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
29 May 09
Hello scheng. I think that people at a different age has a different enjoyment. Old as I am, I think that I am still enjoying my life as I used to. I don't enjoy my life the way when I was young, yet I still enjoy my life a lot though some of the abilities I am losing physically. Now I love more of walking and riding in my spare time as outside activities.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
29 May 09
Hi Williamjisir, agree with you that people at different age enjoy life differently. I should not have used "lost" in the discussion, just can't think of a better word when I type the post. Anyway, nobody can enjoy life the way that children can. We can't just let go of ourselves and immerse in playing, and laughing or crying when we feel happy or sad.
• China
30 May 09
Thank you for the response, friend. Good day.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 May 09
According to a study at the University of Chicago, happiness increases with age. They found that as people grew older, they became happier with life. http://news.uchicago.edu/news.php?asset_id=1336 Moreover, the reason for this was the maturity to have reasonable expectations from life which avoids the problem of being disappointed frequently. http://gettinghippier.com/?p=123 When we are young we look towards the future with great hopes that are often dashed. As we age and grow in wisdom and maturity, we are more able to enjoy life as it is and to have expectations of the future that match the realities of life. Because older people are less disappointed with the outcomes, they are in essence, enjoying life more.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
28 May 09
That was a great response Rollo1.
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